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Seven Wonders of the Modern World

Wonders of the World ::--Ancient 7 Wonder||Medieval 7 Wonder||Modern 7 Wonder||Natural 7 Wonder||Wonder of Underwater||Wonder of Industrial||Wonder didn't know Existed||Human with Diffrent||20 Strange Place's||

Seven Wonders of the Modern World ::--1.Great Wall of China|| 2.Petra, Jordan|| 3.Christ the Redeemer|| 4.Machu Picchu|| 5.Chichen Itza|| 6.Colosseum|| 7.Taj Mahal|| Great Pyramid of Giza (Honorary Candidate)||

Seven Wonders of the Modern World

Following in the tradition of the classical list, modern people and organisations have made their own lists of wonderful things ancient and modern. Some of the most notable lists are presented below.

American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers compiled a list of wonders of the modern world:

Wonder Date started Date finished Location
Channel Tunnel December 1, 1987 May 6, 1994
Strait of Dover, between theUnited Kingdom andFrance
CN Tower February 6, 1973
June 26, 1976, tallest freestanding structure in the world 1976–2007.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Empire State Building January 22, 1930
May 1, 1931, Tallest structure in the world 1931–1967. First building with 100+ stories.
New York, NY, U.S.
Golden Gate Bridge January 5, 1933 May 27, 1937
Golden Gate Strait, north of San Francisco ,  California,U.S.
Itaipu Dam January 1970 May 5, 1984
Parana River, betweenBrazil and Paraguay
Delta Works/Zuiderzee Works 1920 May 10, 1997 Netherlands
Panama Canal January 1, 1880 January 7, 1914 Isthmus of Panama

New7Wonders Foundation

In 2001 an initiative was started by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation to choose the New7Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. Twenty-one finalists were announced January 1, 2006. Egyptians were not happy that the only surviving original wonder, the Great Pyramid of Giza, would have to compete with the likes of the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, and other landmarks, calling the project absurd. In response, Giza was named an honorary Candidate. The results were announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon, Portugal :

Wonder Date of construction Location
Great Wall of China 5th century BCE – 16th century CE China
Petra c.100 BCE Jordan
Christ the Redeemer Opened 12 October 1931 Brazil
Machu Picchu c.1450 CE Peru
Chichen Itza c.600 CE Mexico
Colosseum Completed 80 CE Italy
Taj Mahal Completed c.1648 CE India
Great Pyramid of Giza (Honorary Candidate) Completed c.2560 BCE Egypt

USA Today's New Seven Wonders

In November 2006 the American national newspaper USA Today in conjunction with the American television show Good Morning America revealed a list of New Seven Wonders as chosen by six judges. The wonders were announced one per day over a week on Good Morning America. An eighth wonder was chosen on November 24, 2006 from viewer feedback.

Number Wonder Location
1 Potala Palace Lhasa, Tibet, China
2 Old City of Jerusalem Jerusalem
3 Polar ice caps Polar regions
4 Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Hawaii, United States
5 Internet Earth
6 Mayan ruins Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
7 Great Migration of Serengeti and Masai Mara Tanzania and Kenya
8 Grand Canyon (viewer-chosen eighth wonder) Arizona, United States